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MOVANNA is DSV UK’s most consistent forage and AD variety. This vigorous, mid-harvest performer has a very robust agronomic package with excellent standing power and resistance to fusarium and eyespot, all of which means a healthy plant, even if harvest is delayed.

MOVANNA is listed as suitable for Very Favourable sites from the NIAB / BSPB data and is ideal for forage and AD. It is a tall, dark green variety, which has increased its popularity with biogas growers.

With proven performance on-farm and in independent BSPB/NIAB trials, MOVANNA is a later intermediate type, which is ideal for spreading the harvest and/or drilling window. It is a stiff plant with a low percentage score for lodging (1.9%). This variety’s excellent vigour (7.1) supports rapid growth at the start of the season that culminates in high dry matter yields at harvest (19.5t/ha).

  • High starch yields
  • Good cold tolerance
  • Very good practical experience in organic farming

General

Usage Silage Energy
Silo mature early
Grain maturity early
Maturity forage 220
Maturity grain 210
Type of grain intermediate
Hybrid Single-cross
Sowing date
early 0 late
Usage nutzung-silo-en_GB nutzung-gas-en_GB
Silo mature early
Grain maturity early
Maturity forage 220
Maturity grain 210
Type of grain intermediate
Hybrid Single-cross
Sowing date
early 0 late

Yield information

Dry matter content at harvest (%) 32.8
Dry matter yield (t/ha) 19.5
Dry matter yield (% of 4 and 5 year varieties) 99
ME of fresh plant at harvest (MJ/kg dry matter) 11.45
ME yield of fresh plant at harvest (1000s MJ/ha) 224
Starch content of whole plant at harvest (%) 33.5
Starch yield of whole plant at harvest (t/ha) 6.53
Cell wall digestibility (%) 57
Dry matter content at harvest (%) 32.8
Dry matter yield (t/ha) 19.5
Dry matter yield (% of 4 and 5 year varieties) 99
ME of fresh plant at harvest (MJ/kg dry matter) 11.45
ME yield of fresh plant at harvest (1000s MJ/ha) 224
Starch content of whole plant at harvest (%) 33.5
Starch yield of whole plant at harvest (t/ha) 6.53
Cell wall digestibility (%) 57

Agronomics Features

Early Vigour
7
Standing power at harvest (root lodging)
8
Leaf senescence
4
Eyespot rating
6

Data Source: BSPB 2021 Forage Maize Descriptive List

Early Vigour
7
Standing power at harvest (root lodging)
8
Leaf senescence
4
Eyespot rating
6

Data Source: BSPB 2021 Forage Maize Descriptive List

Resistance to diseases

Maize smut
+
Fusarium
+
Helminthosporium
+ +

Breeder rating: +++ = very good/very high | ++ = good/high | + = medium

Maize smut
+
Fusarium
+
Helminthosporium
+ +

Breeder rating: +++ = very good/very high | ++ = good/high | + = medium

Location

Peat-soil
Limited areas
Soil type
heavy 0 light
Humidity
wet 0 dry
Peat-soil
Limited areas
Soil type
heavy 0 light
Humidity
wet 0 dry

Sowing

Forage 8 - 11 Plants/m²
Grain 7 - 9 Plants/m²
Forage 8 - 11 Plants/m²
Grain 7 - 9 Plants/m²

All specified information is given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee on completeness and correctness. Despite care we cannot guarantee that the described characteristics are repeatable / comprehensive in agricultural practice in each case. DSV United Kingdom Ltd. excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description.